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Personal profile

Prof. Allain joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering in Fall of 2013. Prof. Allain is the author of over 180 peer-reviewed and proceedings papers in both experimental and computational modeling work in the area of plasma and ion-surface interactions. Prof. Allain leads the Radiation Surface Science and Engineering Lab (RSSEL) at the University of Illinois. His research includes developing in-situ and in-operando surface structure and composition characterization of complex surfaces under low-energy irradiation designing function at the nanoscale and mesoscale. Prof. Allain has been recipient of numerous awards including the DOE Early Career Award in 2010, the Research Excellence Award in 2011, the Fulbright Scholar Award in 2015, Illinois Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow in 2016 and College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research in 2017.

Education / Academic qualification

Nuclear Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nuclear Engineering, M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Q Science (General)
  • Plasma Surface Interactions
  • Fusion
  • In-Situ diagnostics
  • Surface Science
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Advanced Interfaces
  • Advanced Materials
  • Irradiation
  • Biosensors
  • Diagnostics
  • Nanosynthesis
  • Plasma Engineering
  • Nanoscale
  • Mesoscale
  • Surface Modification
  • Nanopatterning
  • Semiconductors
  • Adaptive Materials
  • Extreme Environments
  • Silicon
  • Lithiated Graphite
  • R Medicine
  • Stents
  • Nanocellulose
  • Nanostructured Biointerfaces
  • Biological Applications
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Invitro
  • Metallic Stents
  • Therapeutics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Porous
  • Metal Sponges
  • Biomaterials
  • Implants
  • Advanced Biointerfaces
  • magnetic hydrogels

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Research Output 2000 2017

Bacterial Nanocellulose Magnetically Functionalized for Neuro-Endovascular Treatment

Echeverry-rendon, M., Reece, L. M., Pastrana, F., Arias, S. L., Shetty, A. R., Pavón, J. J. & Allain, J. P. Jan 1 2017 In : Macromolecular Bioscience. p. 1600382

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compatibility of lithium plasma-facing surfaces with high edge temperatures in the Lithium Tokamak Experiment

Majeski, R. , Bell, R. E. , Boyle, D. P. , Kaita, R. , Kozub, T. , LeBlanc, B. P. , Lucia, M. , Maingi, R. , Merino, E. , Raitses, Y. , Schmitt, J. C. , Allain, J. P. , Bedoya, F. , Bialek, J. , Biewer, T. M. , Canik, J. M. , Buzi, L. , Koel, B. E. , Patino, M. I. , Capece, A. M. & 5 others Hansen, C., Jarboe, T., Kubota, S., Peebles, W. A. & Tritz, K. May 1 2017 In : Physics of Plasmas. 24, 5, 056110

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plasma density
electron energy
Edema Disease of Swine

Grain size threshold for enhanced irradiation resistance in nanocrystalline and ultrafine tungsten

El-Atwani, O., Hinks, J. A., Greaves, G., Allain, J. P. & Maloy, S. A. Sep 3 2017 In : Materials Research Letters. 5, 5, p. 343-349 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Grain boundaries
Hand Injuries

Hydrogen retention in lithium on metallic walls from “in vacuo” analysis in LTX and implications for high-Z plasma-facing components in NSTX-U

Kaita, R., Lucia, M., Allain, J. P., Bedoya, F., Bell, R., Boyle, D., Capece, A., Jaworski, M., Koel, B. E., Majeski, R., Roszell, J., Schmitt, J., Scotti, F., Skinner, C. H. & Soukhanovskii, V. Apr 1 2017 In : Fusion Engineering and Design. 117, p. 135-139 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle